Ten Fun Facts About Madeline Island, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands Area of Northwest Wisconsin

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes


Ten Fun Facts About Madeline Island, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands Area of Northwest Wisconsin


Ordinarily, I'd post this on my Madeline Island Real Estate Blog, but since so many of my Madeline Island real estate clients (and our tourist visitors) come from the greater Minneapolis - Saint Paul area, I figured there would be plenty of interested readers.


Here goes..


Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.


The surface area of Lake Superior is approximately the size of South Carolina.


There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the entire land mass of North America and South America to a depth of several inches.


Madeline Island is fourteen miles in length and three miles wide.


Madeline Island is one of the most prolific Bald Eagle nesting and habitat areas in the upper Midwestern U.S.


Madeline Island was the site of the 1854 Treaty of LaPointe signing.  That treaty ceded a vast area of Lake Superior Ojibwe lands to the United States government, in exchange for establishing Indian reservations for the Lake Superior Ojibwe in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.


Madeline Island is the only island in the Apostle Islands chain to be open to commercial development.


The deepest point in Lake Superior is also the lowest spot on the continental interior of the United States.


There are twenty-two islands in the Apostle Islands chain.


The smallest of the Apostle Islands is Gull Island (3.5 acres in size)








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Contact Broker Eric Kodner with Wayzata Lakes Realty about Minneapolis & Saint Paul area properties, including Lake Minnetonka, Edina and the Minneapolis City Lakes area (Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet). We also sell on the Saint Croix River and on Lake Superior, including Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island homes.  With sixteen years experience marketing and selling waterfront properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we know Lake Minnetonka and Madeline Island real estate.

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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Eric - wonderful trivia I read about the Lake Superior and went to Google it, and then checked out other lakes, and ended up spending an hour. Google is bad for me (LOL)

Thanks for the fun. Very interesting

Nov 27, 2011 03:38 PM #1
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Eric - Thank you for sharing detailed quality information on ten facts about Madeline Island, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands area of Northwest Wisconsin.

Nov 27, 2011 03:56 PM #2
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Jon - If I can get the attention of someone who lives and works in a fabulous place like Daytona Beach by blogging about the Great Lakes, I feel pretty accomplished!  Thank you!


Nov 27, 2011 04:19 PM #3
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

John - A little Great Lakes trivia never hurt anyone!

Nov 27, 2011 04:20 PM #4
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